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Improving how you think, Types of reasoning, Healthy disagreements, Things that impact our thinking, Identifying and overcoming bias, Steps to healthy thinking, Building stronger arguments
Six Steps to Better Thinking
How to Disagree and Get Along
In a world of post truth politics, alternative facts, and fake news, there really are better and worse ways to think about things and that disagreement need not lead to incivility, hatred, or violence.
The title of the book implies that some ideas are better than others. But what makes them better? Luckily, much of the hard work has already been done. Philosophers, mathematicians, logicians, scientists, writers, and many others have developed the Critical Thinking skills that allow all of us to make such valued distinctions. I have taken these skills, and distilled them into six steps.
After learning these Six Steps, you will more effectively communicate what it is you believe and why it is you believe it so that people will have an easier time understanding you. You will be empowered with the ability to better understand what people are saying and to know why it is they are saying it. Your thinking will become better as well because what emerges from your ability to understand and use these skills is an element of diplomacy and fairness when having discussions about important issues. And this leads directly to more civilized disagreement.
This is a great read, as thoughtful as it is important. It will be incredibly helpful for professionals and laypeople in organizing and clarifying their thinking. My prayer is that a copy is sent to every politician.
- Michael Ruse, Lucyle T. Wekmeister Professor and Director of the History and Philosophy of Science Program at Florida State University
Thinking better, disagreeing while getting along: Now more than ever, the world needs to enhance these virtues, and Chrisopher DiCarlo's book is a superb place to start.
- Steven Pinker, Johnstone Professor of Psychology, Harvard University, and author of **How the Mind Works** and **The Better Angels of Our Nature**
Christopher DiCarlo has come up with an easy-to-read and very helpful guide to good reasoning. It’s packed with interesting and important examples, as well as useful tips about what makes a good - and a bad - argument. A lot of people can benefit from **Six Steps to Better Reasoning.**
- Jan Narveson, Distinguished Professor Emeritus, Department of Philosophy, University of Waterloo
Dr. Christopher DiCarlo is a philosopher, educator, and author. He has been invited to speak at numerous national and international conferences and written many scholarly papers ranging from bioethics to cognitive evolution. He is a past Visiting Research Scholar at Harvard University in the Faculty of Arts and Sciences. Dr. DiCarlo is the recipient of several awards including TV Ontario’s Big Ideas Best Lecturer in Ontario Award. He is also the Principal of Critical Thinking Solutions, an educational consulting business for individuals, corporations, and not-for-profits in both the private and public sectors. Dr. DiCarlo is the Executive Director of The Critical Thinking Project – an International Education Program which teaches students and teachers Critical Thinking skills. His program has been adopted in Schools in Canada, Guatemala, Rwanda, Uganda, and Ghana.
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